If Only More Gadgets Looked Like iHome's iP4 Boombox

By Adrian Covert on at

Combining old school inspiration with a stark design full of sharp lines and a matte finish, iHome's iP4 boombox simultaneously makes nods to the outlandish, button crazy gadgets of the past, and the flat, minimal designs of the now. I think I'm swooning.

The tonal colourway and the seemingly matte finish give the iP4 the look of something created in a 3D modeling program, or mocked up as a prototype in an R&D lab. But then iHome had to go and offer it in pink.

Anyways, let's just pretend that never happened and talk specs. In addition to housing an iPhone, the iP4 has an FM radio and an Aux In jack, giving you some source options for tunes. And if you're really feeling nostalgic, you can pop in six D batteries to power the 4-inch woofers and 1-inch ferro-cooled tweeters as you walk down the street. You can buy it now for $200, which converts to £125. No word on what the UK price will be, but as iHome does sell here, expect to hear it shortly. [iHome via Technabob]